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Choosing Mexico Seminars a Success in Seattle and Portland (continued)
More Americans, Canadian Baby Boomers Likely to Head to Mexico,
Says Choosing Mexico

“When boomers connect with a passion or interest in a terrific place with sunshine and at bargain prices, it’s difficult to pass up,” Kelly said. “Examples of rediscovering an old interest abound: windsurfing along Baja’s East Cape, art classes in European-flavored San Miguel de Allende, kayaking on Lake Chapala,” Kelly added.

The 17 exhibitors at the seminars included representatives of real estate developments in Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, the Nayarit coast, East Cape/La Paz in Baja Sur, and on the shores of Jalisco state’s Lake Chapala.


“The seminar was very informative. I was impressed with the large, diverse selection of exhibitors. I found the information to be very intriguing, and I learmed what it takes to help my clients own real estate in Mexico.”
–Ed Stafford, Broker,
Windermere Realty Partners


The seminar was co-sponsored by the state of Sinaloa and Mazatlán, which has seen a sharp increased in real estate activity by Americans and Canadians in the past four years.

Patrick Hobson, Sales Director, Las Gavias beachfront residences, Mazatlán Hugh McCarthy, Sales Director, and Mauricio Romandia Los Veneros luxury residences, Nayarit Juan José Aguilar and Roberto Cadena, Volvox luxury residences, Puerto Vallarta
Patrick Hobson,
Sales Director, Las Gavias beachfront residences, Mazatlán
Hugh McCarthy, Sales Director,
and Mauricio Romandia Los Veneros luxury residences, Nayarit
Juan José Aguilar and Roberto Cadena, Volvox luxury residences, Puerto Vallarta

Exhibitors at the “The Good Life in Mexico: Doing it Right!” seminar included:

  • Será Resorts with La Vida in Nayarit
  • Volvox S.A. de C.V. with luxury residences in Puerto Vallarta
  • Grupo Icon with Los Veneros in Nayarit
  • ProNova with Las Gavias in Mazatlán
  • Grupo Megaturísmo with Marina Mazatlán
  • G3 Mex with Real del Mar, Nayarit
  • Portus with Serena Marina in Mazatlán
  • Re/Max del Mar with Colina del Sol in Los Barriles, Baja
  • La Punta Realty with La Tranquila in Nayarit
  • Equus Realty with Hacienda Nuevo Vallarta
  • El Cid Real Estate with El Cid, Mazatlán
  • Estrella del Mar in Mazatlán
  • Costa Bonita in Mazatlán
  • Impulsa with Horizon in Mazatlán

People interested in signing up for Choosing Mexico’s forthcoming online educational courses about living, retiring and buying real estate in Mexico can contact the company at info@choosingmexico.com and request to be notified.

 

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Mexico Attracts
Puget Sound Residents:

Americans now living in Mexico full or part-time include dozens, perhaps even hundreds, of people who come from the Puget Sound area, according to Choosing Mexico LLC, sponsor of a series of seminars on living in Mexico.

Toronto-born Diane Wes, who's lived in the Seattle area for more than 25 years, built a 3,000-square foot home on land she bought on the Sea of Cortez eight years ago. She will be moving there full-time beginning in November.

“I like the slower pace of life, the culture, the ocean and being able to travel throughout a vast country rich in history and diversity,” she says. “One minute you’re in ‘Europe’, the next minute you’re on the beach.”

Wes chose Mexico as her retirement home because “I got more bang for my retirement buck.” She estimates the cost of living is two-thirds lower than in the United States.

She is not alone in opting for Mexico as a top retirement destination. International Living recently named Mexico as the best place in the world to retire according to an annual retirement index that analyzed 29 countries and gave scores in categories that included real estate, entertainment, benefits for retirees, culture, safety, stability, healthcare, climate, infrastructure and cost of living. The United States ranked 19th.

Federal way-native Camie Sands, one of an estimated 7,000 Americans in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, has lived in her adopted city with husband Larry, a retired advertising agency executive, for seven years. She began making trips there as a teenager when her uncle, also from Seattle, married a Mexican woman and opened the Villa Jacaranda Hotel.

“It was my dream as a young person to live here, but of course, school, a career in advertising and life in general put the dream aside,” she says. “I returned for a family wedding in the mid-1990s, brought Larry with me and he took up my old dream so here we are.”

Although Sands retired young, she applied for and received a Mexico work permit visa for tourism promotion. She now has a lifestyle tour company, publishes a walking and shopping guide to San Miguel with maps and routes, and plans to publish soon a coffee table book of photography, ColorScapes San Miguel.

Andy Gardner, 36, moved to San Miguel three years ago. “Living in Mexico brings a new adventure everyday. For me, it’s a more relaxing, stress-free life as well.”


 


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